Southfield, MI
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Lena S. - Seeking Work in Southfield

14.28 / hour

I am recently married, I grew up in Bloomfield Hills, and my husband and I currently (and permanently) live in Southfield. We just bought our own house, and are very happy. I own my own company, and have limited availability, but ample experience. I'm 26, I have my bachelors in psychology and sociology. I've taken several child development classes, and have a good background in special needs as well. I attend Nannypalooza which is an educational conference. I am a member of the Michigan Professional Nanny Association, and the International Nanny Association. I have been a tutor for 2 years now, and also am part of the Big Brothers Big Sisters program. I have been a full-time nanny for seven years, and have over 10 years of babysitting experience. I also worked as a case manager for children, which taught me a lot about the dynamics of foster/disadvantaged youth. My whole life has revolved around children, whether its learning about them in college, or working with them. I'm organized, clean, and am a good listener. I like to be on time, and like it when the family I work with is communicative. Usually when working with new families I like to get to know what the parents do normally with their children. I follow the family rules to a T. If they have a certain style of praising/punishing I like to be respectful and do the same. In general I am a no no-nonsense kind of person. If the parents are strict and expect that from me, then that is what I will do. If the parents want a more relaxed atmosphere for their children, then I can do that as well. I'm big on manners, and constantly teaching children new facts about the world we live in. It's unbelievable how much you can teach someone just by talking about normal everyday things. I am currently looking for a one or two day a week position to supplement my other income.
Teri O. - Seeking Work in Southfield

17.14 / hour
Full-time hours

I'm a former director of a childcare facility, also owned and operated a in home licensed daycare for over a decade. Assistant to a lead preschool teacher, and nannied for several families. I've cared for children of all ages and stages from newborn to pre- kindergarten. My hands- on experience and skill sets will positively contributed to a high quality care for your home or daycare facility. If you are looking for a childcare provider that's has a passion for children and their families, I am the owner! I
Stacey K. - Seeking Work in Southfield

17.14 / hour

I have been a nanny for the past 8 years. Sadly, the children are getting old enough that they no longer need me.
Kristen B. - Seeking Work in Southfield

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

I've been babysitting since I was 12 and I've been a nanny for 3 different families for 2 years each.
Trish N. - Seeking Work in Southfield

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

Worked at daycare Teacher's Assistant also floater to provide complete ratio cover.
Evelynn B. - Seeking Work in Southfield

14.28 / hour
Full-time hours

worked for a family with three children I enjoy doing crafts, educational lessons, and making the child or children feel comfortable in their own home setting
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Southfield, MI?

As a parent, it’s natural for you to ask your nanny for a little extra help around the house. However, the boundaries for a nannies duties vary from person to person. In general, a nanny is responsible for making sure your children’s needs are met. This includes things like ensuring they have opportunities to play and be active, that they have a healthy diet and a sanitary home. When tasks go beyond child care, for example scrubbing kitchen counters, folding laundry, gathering groceries, or teaching a language, you will likely need to provide additional compensation.

How can I ensure I have a great relationship with my nanny?

To start, it’s important you set expectations and are aligned on compensation from day one. This includes outlining vacation days, a protocol for sick days, and everything else you would want your own employer to cover. From here, spend time getting to know them. Take your nanny out one of Southfield’s great restaurants, learn about their childhood, and discuss your parenting philosophy. Finally, be sure to resolve conflicts as they arise. Open communication is crucial to ensuring a healthy long-term relationship.

Questions to ask prospective Southfield Nannies:
  • Have you been a nanny previously? How long did your employment last?
  • Are you trained in First Aid or CPR?
  • How would you handle a situation where our child began choking?
  • How do you handle tantrums? Can you share an experience disciplining children?
  • What sort of household tasks are you open to doing?
  • Are you open to a live in arrangement?
  • Do you plan to work for our family over multiple years?
  • Do you have a driver's license in Michigan?
  • Do you own a car? Do you have work experience in Southfield?
  • How flexible are you on weekends and evenings?
  • What salary are you seeking? Are you comfortable being paid by direct deposit?
  • Are you able to help with food preparation?
  • What could you cook for a child aged 2-5? Do you know how to make baby food?
  • Are you comfortable facilitating play dates?
  • Have you ever potty trained a child before?
  • Have you worked with newborns? Do you know how to change a diaper and prepare formula?
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